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Vidéo : John talks about growing up in Nigeria, schizophrenia and learning to laugh

le 18 mai 2015

[Equinox Impact] “My first name is John. I am 58 years this year. I feel happy because I have the opportunity to voice my opinion and share my experiences in mental health.

“I was born in Nigeria, approximately 1956. My Mum died when I was very young. My father was in Great Britain during the Biafran War. So I was left in a village with only my granddad, who did not speak a word of English and didn’t know much about education.  I had to learn how to cook, get the firewood, bring the water from the well. Yeah, I grew up very quickly.

“It all began approximately 1972. I divided.  I became aware of mental health approximately 1978 when I got to know that there is something called schizophrenia. Although schizophrenia is not my enemy. I was about 16 to 18 years old when I began. Although I did not panic when I divided.

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